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5/10/2022: Missing Convict & Prison Guard Caught
PLUS: Tony Awards Nominations, “Avatar 2” Trailer, and QE2’s New Milestone
Today is Tuesday, May 10, 2022.
It is the 130th day of the year.
235 days remain.
Nikola Jokic was trending Monday after it was revealed that he will be the NBA’s MVP. Head to Sports to find out more.
#TonyAwards landed in Twitter’s Top 10 Trends Monday as nominations were announced. More in Showbiz.
James Cameron was trending after the trailer for his upcoming “Avatar” sequel “The Way of Water” dropped. Head to Showbiz to check it out.
Escaped murderer Casey Cole White and jail guard Vicky White (no relation) were caught Monday after 10 days on the run.
The pair were arrested in Indiana following a car chase that ended in a crash.
A US Marshal Service spokesperson confirmed the news, stating that both Casey and Vicky were transported to a local hospital. Casey suffered “minor injuries and appears ok,” Sheriff Dave Wedding told The Post.
Vicky passed away Monday night, succumbing to a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
An anonymous donor paid off the tuition of over 100 students who graduated this past weekend from Wiley College, a historically Black college located in East Texas.
The school’s president Dr. Herman J. Felton Jr., made the announcement during the commencement ceremony, informing the graduates that their remaining balances — totaling $300,000 — had been paid.
The three American tourists who died at the luxury Sandals Emerald Bay resort on the island of Exuma have been identified.
Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner Paul Rolle named the deceased during a press conference, identifying Robbie Phillips, 65, and Michael Phillips, 68, both from Tennessee, and Vincent Chiarella, 64, from Florida.
The three were found dead in two separate villas at the resort last Friday, just hours after they sought medical treatment after feeling “unwell,” according to the New York Post.
Blood samples from all three have been sent to a lab in Philadelphia for toxicology tests.
A massive asteroid is headed for a “close approach” (in space terms) to Earth.
The rock, which NASA says is about the size of the Empire State Building, will be about 3.5 million miles away when it passes. .
The space agency expects it to zoom by on Sunday, May 15.
Gas prices are on the rise again.
The national average price of a gallon of gas was $4.328 as of Monday afternoon, according to AAA data.
That is a 20 cent increase from a month ago and over a dollar higher compared to last year.
Top 5 Songs on iTunes:
Morgan Wallen, “Thought You Should Know”
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Nate Smith, “Whiskey On You”
Taylor Swift, “This Love (Taylor’s Version)”
Lady Gaga, “Hold My Hand”
Top 5 Songs on Spotify:
Bad Bunny, “Moscow Mule”
Jack Harlow, “First Class”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Lizzo, “About Damn Time”
Justin Bieber, “Ghost”
ADREIAN PAYNE has died.
The former Michigan State basketball star passed away Monday morning after a shooting in Florida. The shooter has been arrested. No other details were shared.
He was 31.
DU’VONTA LAMPKIN has died.
The former Tennessee Titans defensive end passed away on May 5. According to the Dallas Police Department, a welfare check was called in when Lampkin hadn’t been heard from. He was found by officers at home with a single gunshot wound.
No other details about his death are being shared at this time.
He was 25.
Domestic policy adviser SUSAN RICE has tested positive for COVID-19.
She met with President JOE BIDEN less than a week ago, but says she wore a mask and followed CDC guidelines.
“I’m feeling fine and grateful to be vaccinated and double boosted,” she wrote on Twitter.
No winner for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. Tonight’s drawing will be for a $86 million jackpot or a $49.1 million cash payout.
Nominations for this year’s Tony Awards were announced Monday.
“A Strange Loop” led the pack with 11 noms. “MJ,” the musical based on MICHAEL JACKSON and the play “Paradise Square” both landed 10 nominations.
Performers who topped the list of nominations include HUGH JACKMAN, SUTTON FOSTER, BILLY CRYSTAL, SAM ROCKWELL and PHYLICIA RASHAD.
The Tony Awards will take place on June 12 live from Radio City Music Hall in NYC, with host ARIANA DEBOSE.
More than a decade after the release of “Avatar,” the trailer for the sequel has dropped.
The second installment will star many of the original cast, including ZOE SALDANA, SIGOURNEY WEAVER and SAM WORTHINGTON. Joining them are KATE WINSLET, MICHELLE YEOH and OONA CHAPLIN, among others.
“Avatar: The Way of Water” will hit theaters on December 16.
Watch the trailer here:
“The Joe Rogan Experience” has been dethroned as the most-listened to show on Spotify.
Taking over the top spot is a Batman-themed podcast called “Batman Unburied,” a fictional audio narrative that flips the script on the DC Comics story.
According to the podcast’s official description, Bruce Wayne is a forensic pathologist who “has no memory of being the Caped Crusader at all.” He is on the hunt for serial killer The Harvester, who is terrorizing Gotham City.
The Riddler, Thomas and Martha Wayne and Barbara Gordon are also featured in the podcast.
The first two episodes dropped on May 3. New episodes are released every Tuesday.
On Monday, Covergirl announced they will once again be partnering with QUEEN LATIFAH.
The actress was previously a face for the beauty brand in 2001.
“Here we go again,” Latifah told PEOPLE of her new partnership.
The Baldwins are adding another girl to the family.
HILARIA BALDWIN revealed that she and ALEC BALDWIN are expecting another daughter.
The news comes two months after the couple announced they were adding a 7th child to their family.
ANTHONY ANDERSON earned his diploma from Howard University on Saturday.
The 51-year-old actor celebrated the milestone with an Instagram post, writing that his graduation is “a full circle moment” that was “30 years in the making.”
He also shared a photo of himself alongside fellow grad, TARAJI P. HENSON, who delivered the commencement speech, and PHYLICIA RASHAD, the Dead of Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts.
Earlier this year, Anderson revealed to the women of “The Real” that he was just 15 credits away from graduating.
Filmmaker JOHNATHAN LEVINE discussed his upcoming film, a sequel to the 1987 flick “Dirty Dancing.”
Levine told Deadline that JENNIFER GREY will reprise her role as Francis “Baby” Houseman as she returns to Kellerman’s in the 1990s. The movie — like the original — will be a coming of age romance centered on the experience of a young woman at the summer camp, with Baby’s own journey intertwined.
No other casting details have been shared.
The movie is set for release in 2024.
The third season of Netflix’s “Never Have I Ever” will premiere on August 12.
The series stars MAITREYI RAMAKRISHNAN, DARREN BARNET, JAREN LEWISON and MEGAN SURI. Newcomer ANIRUDH PISHAROD joins the new season as Des, an Indian American teen who attends an elite private school.
The upcoming season will feature a continued love triangle and even more drama.
The series will wrap with Season 4, as previously reported.
RAY ROMANO will star in and produce a new film about basketball coach and broadcaster JIM VALVANO.
Valvano’s family will provide stories and resources for the project, and will serve as executive producers.
His son told Deadline that they couldn’t be “more excited” to tell his father’s story in the form of a feature film, especially alongside Romano.
No other details about the movie have been set.
CBS has renewed “FBI,” “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International” for two more seasons.
“FBI” will return for its fifth and sixth season, while “FBI: Most Wanted” gets its fourth and fifth season.
Newbie, “FBI: International” will return for a second and third season on the network.
All three shows were ratings successes for CBS for 2021-22.
The JOHNNY DEPP-AMBER HEARD defamation trial is on a week-long break.
Experts say the break gives Depp’s legal team a chance to prepare for cross-examination of Heard.
The trial will resume on May 16.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
Kardashian fans are not happy with KRIS JENNER after the famous matriarch accepted and publicly thanked TRISTAN THOMPSON for the flowers he sent her on Mother’s Day.
Posting a pic of the pink floral arrangement she received from KHLOE’s ex-boyfriend, Kris captioned it “Thank You. Love you.”
Followers, shocked by the show of affection, were quick to remind Kris of the heartache that Tristan caused Khloe, time-and-time again.
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
QUEEN ELIZABETH is now the third-longest reigning monarch in world history.
As of Monday, Her Majesty has been ruling for 70 years and 92 days, surpassing JOHANN II of Liechtenstein, who ruled for 70 years and 91 days.
In 34 more days, the Queen could take over the No. 2 spot from Thailand’s KING BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days.
The top spot is held by KING LOUIS XIV of France with 72 years and 110 days.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed Monday that Denver Nuggets center NIKOLA JOKIC, 27, will be voted in as the NBA’s MVP.
If true, it would be his second consecutive season winning the title. He will also be the 15th player in the history of the league to win MVP more than once.
The award is set to be formally announced this week.
WORTH NOTING: Many basketball fans feel that Philadelphia 76ers JOEL EMBIID was robbed of the honor, speaking out about it on social media. Embiid, and Milwaukee Bucks player GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO were also finalists for the award.
DAVID BECKHAM has created a new soccer-training class.
The cardio-based workout combines exercise Beckham used in his own soccer career.
Users will complete two sets in each station, moving through a follow the leader format with each station representing positions on the field — Goal, Defense, Midfield and Attack.
The workout is available starting tomorrow at all F45 studios worldwide.
DAY OF THE YEAR
National Clean Up Your Room Day
National Lipid Day
National Shrimp Day
National Washington Day
ON THIS DATE
1775 - The Second Continental Congress convenes to form a coherent strategy in the first weeks of the Revolutionary War.
Fighting had broken out weeks earlier at Lexington and Concord, but no official army had been assembled. Battles were left to loosely organized militia.
By the next July, Congress would draft and approve the Declaration of Independence.
1869 - The Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads are formally joined. The merger allowed mass transportation across the continent for the first time without having to resort to wagon trails.
It also marked the beginning of the end of the Wild West, which would be infused with the more cosmopolitan character of the American East.
The construction of the two railways was mired with death and tragedy. Most workers were Chinese immigrants who worked 12 hour days across mountain terrain. Entire work crews were sometimes lost to avalanches or explosions.
1877 - The White House gets its first telephone, during the Hayes administration.
It was installed in the telegraph room. Only the Treasury Department had a direct line into the White House, whose number was 1.
The Oval Office got a direct phone line 50 years later during the Hoover Administration.
1977 - Joan Crawford dies of a heart attack.
The infamous mother's treatment of her children was dramatized in the film "Mommie Dearest."
1990 - The Chinese government releases the Tiananmen Square protestors who had been rounded up the previous June for daring to speak against it.
It is estimated that more than one million protestors had marched by May of 1989. Beginning in June, the Chi-Coms started deploying troops to forcefully shut them down.
The official statement upon the release of the political prisoners: "Lawbreakers involved in the turmoil and counter revolutionary rebellion last year have been given lenient treatment and released upon completion of investigations."
1994 - Nelson Mandela is sworn in as South Africa’s first black president.
2017 - Apple becomes the first company to be worth more than $800 billion.
The milestone comes just over two years after the company hit the $700 billion mark.
2020 - Global cases of COVID-19 surpass 4 million with more than 270,000 deaths.
Missy Franklin - Olympic swimmer - 27
Aya Nakamura - pop singer - 27
Cazzie David - actress & daughter of Larry David - 28
Halston Sage - actress, “How to Rock” & “Paper Towns” - 29
Zach Roloff - reality star, “Little People, Big World” - 32
Lindsey Shaw - actress, “Pretty Little Liars” - 33
Kenan Thompson - actor, “Kenan & Kel” & “Good Burger” & “SNL” - 44
MC Ride - rapper - 44
Bono - rock singer - 62
Born On This Date
Sid Vicious - punk singer, Sex Pistols - 1957 (d. 1979)
Mike Hagerty - actor, “Friends” & “Brewster’s Millions” - 1954 (d. 2022)
Mary Trump - mom of Donald - 1912 (d. 2000)
Fred Astaire - actor, “Flying Down to Rio” & “Roberta” - 1899 (d. 1987)